Skiing: Victorious Riesch edges past Vonn

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Maria Riesch of Germany beat Lindsey Vonn by one hundredth of a second to win a World Cup super-G race yesterday and extend her overall lead over her American rival.

Vonn watched from the bottom of the Olympia course in Are, Sweden, as Riesch flew over the final jump, giving a wry smile as her rival clinched victory.

"I'm also really happy that I can be back on the top of the podium in super-G as well. My last win in super-G [was] three years ago," Riesch said. "Finally I'm back and ready to win the speed events."

Vonn, who won Saturday's downhill for her 40th World Cup race win, was frustrated at missing out by such a small margin.

Riesch won in 1min, 13.24sec for her sixth race win of the season.

Comments